Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes

Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes

2 Episodes

These ultracool, stylish studies of gambling addiction and life on the fringes are a pair of aces.

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Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes
  • Pale Flower

    Episode 1

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1964 • Japan
    Starring Ryo Ikebe, Mariko Kaga

    In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful and enigmatic gambling addict; what at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him f...

  • Bay of Angels

    Episode 2

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1963 • France
    Starring Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann

    This precisely wrought, emotionally penetrating romantic drama from Jacques Demy, set largely in the casinos of Nice, is a visually lovely but darkly realistic investigation into love and obsession. A bottle-blonde Jean...